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Old 07-17-2017, 07:05 AM   #1
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Are two AC units necessary?

We live in NC and camp a lot in the south. We are wanting to purchase a Jay Flight 32BHDS. We see that some of these listed for sale have 30 amp, one AC unit, others have 50 amp, 2 AC units. Anyone out there with experience in the size Jayco we are looking at that camps in the heat of the summer? Would one unit just not be enough? TIA.
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Based on my six years of camping experience with three different RV's, two with one AC and one with two, I would strongly advise you to avoid any unit with only one AC.
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At a minimum, make sure it is 50amp and pre-wired for a second unit. Our friends have that same camper with a single unit, and they say it does ok (but they have the option to go to a second unit). We bought a Forest River Vibe 308BHS with 2 units, and I'm so glad it has the second. We live in FL, and camp throughout the southeast. One is in the main living area (ducted), the second in the bunkhouse (not ducted). So to answer your question, get 2 if you can, at least make sure its prewired for when you want a second down the road!


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Based on my six years of camping experience with three different RV's, two with one AC and one with two, I would strongly advise you to avoid any unit with only one AC.


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It gets stinky hot down here in the south. Once the temperature reaches 90, these lil shoe boxes get really warm. What's really bad is when the condenser freezes up from trying in vain to keep the camper cool and then you're really screwed!! Don't sell yourself short and get two units. I been there done that got the sweaty t-shirt!


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It gets stinky hot down here in the south. Once the temperature reaches 90, these lil shoe boxes get really warm. What's really bad is when the condenser freezes up from trying in vain to keep the camper cool and then you're really screwed!! Don't sell yourself short and get two units. I been there done that got the sweaty t-shirt!


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Agreed...also, when/if one does freeze up, the world doesn't end, as you've got at least a second unit to fail over to, to keep things from getting miserable.
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Thanks for the input!
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FWIW..


Last year, we camped in Ocean City, Md. during the hottest August week on record. 105 with a real feel of 115. The one unit I had on my Eagle kept up with the heat. I know..I know..but it did. Needless to say, we were very impressed.
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WOW!! That's impressive!
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Last year, we camped in Ocean City, Md. during the hottest August week on record. 105 with a real feel of 115. The one unit I had on my Eagle kept up with the heat. I know..I know..but it did. Needless to say, we were very impressed.


Depends highly on your level of comfort. I like my unit set to 72. Not sure that can be accomplished in that heat you experienced.


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